Speaker Profile

Garrood (Duncan)

Duncan Garrood

CEO, Punch Taverns

Duncan Garrood was appointed Chief Executive Officer of Punch in June 2015. He was President of the Food Division at MH Alshaya in Kuwait from 2009 to 2015 with broad responsibility across a retail division of 1000 franchised restaurant and coffee shop branded outlets across the Middle East, Russia, North Africa and the UK.

Prior to this, Duncan was Commercial Director of BAA plc, the airport operator, with responsibility for running the property, food, drink and retail businesses, including overseeing the opening of the commercial outlets at Heathrow’s Terminal 5.

Duncan has previous experience in FMCG, retail and leisure, including Unilever plc and SC Johnson.  He holds a PhD in Biochemistry and lives in Surrey.